(305 ILCS 5/5E-5)
Sec. 5E-5. Definitions. As used in this Article, unless the context requires otherwise:
"Nursing home" means (i) a skilled nursing or intermediate long-term care facility, whether public or private and whether organized for profit or not-for-profit, that is subject to licensure by the Illinois Department of Public Health under the Nursing Home Care Act or the ID/DD Community Care Act, including a county nursing home directed and maintained under Section 5-1005 of the Counties Code, and (ii) a part of a hospital in which skilled or intermediate long-term care services within the meaning of Title XVIII or XIX of the Social Security Act are provided; except that the term "nursing home" does not include a facility operated solely as an intermediate care facility for the intellectually disabled within the meaning of Title XIX of the Social Security Act or a specialized mental health rehabilitation facility.
"Nursing home provider" means (i) a person licensed by the Department of Public Health to operate and maintain a skilled nursing or intermediate long-term care facility which charges its residents, a third party payor, Medicaid, or Medicare for skilled nursing or intermediate long-term care services, or (ii) a hospital provider that provides skilled or intermediate long-term care services within the meaning of Title XVIII or XIX of the Social Security Act. "Nursing home provider" does not include a person who operates or a provider who provides services within a specialized mental health rehabilitation facility. For purposes of this paragraph, "person" means any political subdivision of the State, municipal corporation, individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, limited liability company, association, joint stock association, or trust, or a receiver, executor, trustee, guardian, or other representative appointed by order of any court. "Hospital provider" means a person licensed by the Department of Public Health to conduct, operate, or maintain a hospital.
"Licensed bed days" shall be computed separately for each nursing home operated or maintained by a nursing home provider and means, with respect to a nursing home provider, the sum for all nursing home beds of the number of days during a calendar quarter on which each bed is covered by a license issued to that provider under the Nursing Home Care Act or the Hospital Licensing Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10; 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015